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A small airline is planning to increase its fleet of planes that serves a city in Mississippi. Boutique Air operates one plane in Greenville, with flights to Dallas-Fort Worth and Nashville, Tennessee. If the plane requires maintenance, its other flights to and from Greenville can be delayed or canceled. The Delta ...
A Mississippi State University professor is traveling to Australia to continue her robotics research as a Fulbright U.S. Senior Scholar. Cindy Bethel, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, is known for developing a therapeutic robotic dog called Therabot. Bethel will continue her ...

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Residents of a southern Mississippi city are coming together to help a distraught pet owner find his runaway wallaby. The Hattiesburg American reports that Jeff, the 2-year-old pet wallaby, has been lost for nearly two weeks, and the community is helping owner Logan ...
LGBT Pride Parade Held in City That Initially Denied Permit. Thousands of people have marched peacefully in the first-ever gay pride parade in a Mississippi city where officials had tried to block the event. ... It happened Saturday in Starkville, weeks after the city council initially denied a parade permit.
PETAL, MS (WDAM) -. Residents in Petal may feel a little safer after knowing they are ranked number one as the safest city in Mississippi. According to the National Council for Home Safety and Security, the 10, 000 plus resident town has a violent crimes rate 15 times lower than the statewide average.
The specific hang-up, Gunn said, was a provision of the bill that would require cities and counties to match – dollar-for-dollar – any state funding that would be applied for road and bridge repairs. “No bill is better than a bad bill,” Gunn told Mississippi Today early Friday afternoon. “We believe our proposal, ...

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -- The city of Meridian appears to be getting safer, at least according to one study. The National Council for Home Safety ranked Meridian as the 16th safest city in Mississippi. In the same study last year, Meridian ranked 19th. The ranking is based off statistics from the most recent ...
Mississippi City Denies Church Proposed by 'Father Jesus'. Even Father Jesus isn't above the law of man. A Mississippi city has denied a proposal for a church by a man named Father Jesus, saying he failed to have a professional engineer draw up the plans. March 23, 2018, at 8:30 a.m.. Mississippi City Denies Church ...
(AP) — In a story March 21 about a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi, The Associated Press erroneously reported the end date of a term started by ... depot in Brookhaven, the south Mississippi city where she lives with her husband, Michael Smith, and their daughter, Anna-Michael Smith, a college freshman.
Last year, Hannah Davis stayed home from school after rumors began circulating that a student was planning to bring a gun to her high school. Now, every day that she drives through the gates outside her school, she wonders if they'll keep her safe. Davis, a 17-year-old junior at Brandon High School, ...
A Mississippi city is turning its beachfront bathrooms into a tourist attraction by incorporating them into a lighthouse. March 10, 2018, at 12:26 p.m. ... "We're the only city on the Coast that doesn't have a bathroom facility on the beach," Mayor Mike Smith told the Sun Herald . Several of those cities have lighthouses. The Biloxi ...
Canadian National Railway snakes through cities, towns and villages in Mississippi as it makes its way southward before splitting into two lines just south of ... The train tracks arch close to 45 degrees just before turning into the middle of town, and trains often travel at a high rate of speed through the village.
With almost 1,000 people living in Jonestown, Mississippi, there's almost zero police coverage. The mayor of Jonestown, Kenny ... FOX13 asked where the police chief was, city officials said, “He's not on duty today,” which means there is no one patrolling Jonestown. When FOX13 dialed the Jonestown ...
Officials say utility board members in a Mississippi city owe nearly $100,000 to the state auditor's office after using public funds for personal use. ... They were removed from the board in 2013 when a new city administration took office and filed lawsuits claiming it did not have authority to oust them, but lost in ...
Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill outside her city hall office on Feb. 22, 2018 in Starkville, Mississippi. Rogelio V. Solis / AP. Alderwoman Sandra Sistrunk had moved Friday to put the issue back before the city board. Tuesday, she said it was important to not treat the application for the city's first gay pride parade ...
Officials in Starkville, Miss., have reversed course, voting to approve a permit for the first-ever Pride Parade in the city's history. The Board of Aldermen voted 3-3 at its Tuesday meeting to approve the Pride Parade, with Ald. David Little abstaining. Mayor Lynn Spruill cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of the ...
After being denied permission to hold the first ever gay pride parade in Starkville, the community group got the go-ahead to put on the parade in the city during Tuesday's Board of Alderman's meeting. The alderman voted 3-3 to approve the Pride Parade after Alderman David Little, who previously had ...

(AP) — Leaders of a Mississippi college town voted Tuesday to permit a gay pride parade, reversing a previous denial and moving to defuse a lawsuit alleging ... Tuesday, she said it was important to not treat the application for the city's first gay pride parade differently from any other application.
Mississippi Town Will Host Its First-Ever Pride Parade After Rejecting Permit a Month Ago ... The leaders of Starkville, Mississippi, have finally voted to host its first-ever gay pride parade after officials originally rejected the permit. ... "We're having a pride parade approved by the city and that happened.".
LGBTQ+ activist Bailey McDaniel has spent the past four years trying to organize the small town's first ever pride parade. But last week, the Board of Alderman denied her organization a permit. Now, she and her fellow organizers have filed a lawsuit in federal court against the city that argues the city's board ...
After a town board in Mississippi denied a permit for a Pride parade, activists are taking them to court, claiming their First Amendment rights have been ... Last week the board of aldermen in Starkville, Mississippi, stunned residents, who were overwhelmingly in support of hosting the town of 25,000's first ...
Pride organizers in Starkville, Miss., today filed a federal lawsuit over the city's denial of a permit for a the group's parade. The city's Board of Aldermen voted last week to deny the permit, even though many townspeople supported holding a Pride parade and there were apparently no problems with cost, ...
On Monday, Starkville Pride, a Mississippi gay, lesbian, transgender and queer community organization, sued the city of Starkville in U.S. District Court over ... In 2014, Starkville became the first town in Mississippi to pass an anti-discrimination resolution that included sexual orientation and identity and later ...
In line with a growing number of Mississippi cities, the Jackson City Council says it will vote on establishing leisure and recreation districts within its borders. If approved, it ... Phil Bryant signed into law in 2016, gave some municipalities the authority to establish leisure and recreation districts. The next year ...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The author of a New York Times best-selling book has been awarded a key to her Mississippi hometown. WLBT-TV reports Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba presented Angie Thomas with a key to the city Tuesday. Thomas's first book, “The Hate U Give,” is a number one ...
WDAM-TV reports that Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker signed a proclamation Wednesday announcing the city now has the title to Mt. Olive Cemetery. The five-acre (two-hectare) cemetery was created in 1906, when three employees of a lumber company got a loan to buy it for graves for black families.


 

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